8th Annual Lap4Life Run/Walk Event Scheduled for June 18th

NEWBURGH, NY-- The 8th annual Lap4Life Run / Walk will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Chadwick Lake Park in the Town of Newburgh. The Lap4Life Foundation's premier fundraising event is a four-mile lap around

Newburgh’s scenic Chadwick Lake Park. The run will begin at 9:15 am, the four-mile walk will immediately follow the run and the kids "fun run" will begin after the awards ceremony.

Founder, Maddalena Casabianca-Reade started the foundation as a way to do something to support her brother, Dr. Angelo Casabianca who was battling a rare tumor, a Desmoid tumor from the age of 30. Angelo proudly walked in the first Lap4Life event in June 2009. He lost his battle six months later at the age of 39. The Lap4Life event continues in his memory the third Saturday of each June at Chadwick Lake Park, in Newburgh, NY.

The Lap4Life Foundation focuses on Desmoid Tumor research and Organ Donation. There is a desperate need for continued research into the biology and treatment of Desmoid Tumors. Organ donation requires continued research to find new ways to improve outcomes for recipients, and just as importantly needs more awareness for potential donor registration, especially here in the Hudson Valley.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the opening ceremony (either organ transplant recipients, those on organ transplant waiting lists or those battling desmoid tumors) to send an email to the address above.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation and LiveOnNY formerly known as the New York Organ Donor Network.  The 8th annual Lap4Life Run/Walk is a fun-filled day for the entire family. Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female runners and the overall male and female walker. In addition to the races, Lap4Life will also be host to a community health fair and exhibition. 

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, local gyms, massage therapists, physical therapists, local doctors, and many more will be on hand during the event. Activities include face painting for children, bouncy houses, massages, silent auction/ raffle items, and a pre- race boot camp and Zumba. Live music will serve as entertainment and plenty of food, beverages, and refreshments will be available on race day.

For more information please visit our website at www.lap4life.org